Friday, June 25, 2010

Welcome, Pranksters!

Greetings, Pranksters! I'm very honored Becky Sherrick Harks allowed me to do a guest post on Mommy Wants Vodka today. For those of you who are new to my corner of the blogosphere, a bit about myself...

I'm a member of the birthing class of 1970, born, raised, and lived in Iowa my whole life, with the exception of two years spent at Western Illinois University. I initially aspired to be the Next Big Thing in radio broadcasting, especially sports, but then reality hit me upside the head with a week-dead fish. And I didn't get the message for, oh, 10 years... After wasting spending all of my 20s as a radio news reporter in small towns, I wised up and got into the computer field, where I've been working technical support in Ames, IA ever since.

I love basketball and tennis, and used to play them 100 pounds ago. Golf, cycling, and running are now my primary means of working up a sweat. I'm a member of Color Biotics, associated with the Central Iowa Cycling Club. As a former radio announcer, I have a love of music more than a talent for it, but hope to learn guitar someday. David Attenborough documentaries are my favorite form of entertainment, and I would love to do voiceover narration as a career someday (anybody got connections? Hit me up.)

Random stuff:

Favorite authors: Dan Simmons, Josh Boyd (Amazon, web) and Jim Coppoc (Amazon, web).
Favorite musicians: U2, Rush, Jen McClung (Web, iTunes, Facebook), Desdamona (Amazon, iTunes, Facebook).
Favorite historical figures: Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Susan B. Anthony (sorry about the coin, Susan).

And for those of you who are so inclined, please hit up my Bike MS badge at the right to make a contribution to my charity. I have an ambitious fund-raising goal this year, and every bit helps.

Much love, Pranksters. See you soon.


Jp said...

I came via the Bloggess, so excited to see a fellow Iowan! Raised in Mason City, now in Iowa City :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your goals and progress so far. I turned 40 in January and just bitched about it a whole lot...maybe enough to burn a few calories. *g*

Anonymous said...

You go and cycle and marathon and feed yourself healthy!!! It was nice to meet you today!

Heather said...

When my book's available on amazon, you'd better stretch that author list one farther.

Cycle Ninja said...

Heather, just make sure it's a good one. :-) Hugs.